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Former DFA chief on China: We cannot remain silent

By Camille A. Aguinaldo Former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. Del Rosario on Friday, Aug. 17, reiterated that the Philippines should not remain silent with...

China, unsure of how to handle Trump, braces for ‘new Cold...

Perhaps nowhere outside America’s heartland is Donald Trump given more credit than in Beijing. In government offices and think tanks, universities and state-run newsrooms, there...

‘Where is Fan Bingbing?’

SHANGHAI — One of China’s biggest and wealthiest film stars, actress Fan Bingbing, has disappeared from public view as authorities probe alleged tax evasion by entertainers, sparking growing fan speculation over her fate.

Monster Hunter on hold as China hits pause on new video...

SHANGHAI — China appears to have halted approvals of new online game licences, with reports Wednesday that a government shake-up was causing paralysis in the world’s biggest gaming market.

China-US to resume low-level talks in bid to resolve trade war

China will dispatch Vice Commerce Minister Wang Shouwen to the U.S. for low-level trade talks in late August, the first official exchanges since earlier...

China developing satellites to monitor territory in South China Sea

China is developing a satellite system that will allow it to closely watch the South China Sea, the China News Service reported, helping it...

Duterte to China and EU: ‘Rethink’ your policies

By Arjay L. Balinbin President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Tuesday, Aug. 14, talked tough against the People’s Republic of China, demanding that it should “rethink”...

China warns Hong Kong journalists’ club after activist speech

Hong Kong’s foreign journalists’ club found itself at the center of the latest battle over free speech in the financial hub, as Beijing loyalists...

Duterte spokesman talks tough vs China

THE PHILIPPINE government said on Monday that the Philippines will continue to assert its sovereign rights over the disputed territories in the South China Sea despite the latest incident where a Filipino pilot was threatened by the Chinese Navy while flying over the area.

US readies to slap duties on $16 billion of Chinese goods

The U.S. said it will begin imposing 25% duties on an additional $16 billion in Chinese imports in two weeks, escalating a trade war...

US reaffirms position in South China Sea code negotiations

By Camille A. Aguinaldo The United States made clear its position that the Code of Conduct on the South China Sea should also include the...

Aquino-Cayetano word war continues

By Camille A. Aguinaldo Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano on Monday took the advice of former President Benigno S. C. Aquino III to...

Palace open to China’s invitation for joint exploration on disputed waters

The Palace on Monday said it is open to the suggestion of the People’s Republic of China to conduct military exercises and energy exploration...

China prepared for long trade war with US, state media says

After a weekend of claims by U.S. President Donald Trump that he has the upper hand in the trade war with China, Beijing responded...

China rejects US request to cut Iran oil imports

The US has been unable to persuade China to cut Iranian oil imports, according to two officials familiar with the negotiations, dealing a blow...

China dethroned by Japan as world’s second-biggest stock market

China just lost its ranking as the world’s number two stock market. After a Thursday slump, Chinese equities were worth $6.09 trillion, according to data...

Google developing censor-friendly search engine for China: source

Beijing -- Google is crafting a search engine that would meet China's draconian censorship rules, a company employee told AFP on Thursday, in a...

Trump’s tariffs push electronics from China to Southeast Asia

Electronics makers are preparing to shift more production to Southeast Asia as trade tensions with the US make it less appealing to manufacture gadgets...

US considers higher tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports

The Trump administration will propose more than doubling its planned tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports, ratcheting up pressure on Beijing to return...

French World Cup glory costs China firm $9 million and counting

Shanghai, China -- A Chinese kitchen appliance maker said Monday it has so far made refunds worth nine million dollars, fulfilling a costly pledge...

China hasn’t delivered on its $24-billion Philippines promise

Almost two years after China pledged $24 billion in investment to the Philippines, barely any projects have materialized, prompting deepening concerns that President Rodrigo...

Malaysia’s problem: How to cut a better economic deal with China

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is pushing back against China’s dominance in the economy, stalling billions of dollars of contracts as he tries to...

China’s most expensive movie becomes epic flop

SHANGHAI/BEIJING — A Chinese blockbuster hopeful backed by Alibaba Pictures Group and with a reported budget of over $100 million, was abruptly pulled from cinemas after a lackluster opening weekend at the box office.

Chinese envoy: PHL grants come with no strings attached

By Arjay L. Balinbin, Reporter The Philippines is not a province of the People’s Republic of China, Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua stressed...

Hot-button film is China’s surprise box-office hit

SHANGHAI — The screen portrayal of a cancer sufferer whose illegal import of foreign medicines into China spurred national policy changes has become a box-office smash as audiences flock to a rare Chinese film on a hot-button issue.

China’s economy slows as expected with trade war dimming outlook

China’s economic expansion slowed in line with expectations, signaling broadly stable output as the trade conflict with the US intensifies. Gross domestic product increased 6.7%...

Some US manufacturers feeling trade war pinch: survey

Washington -- Some US manufacturers are delaying investments and raising prices as President Donald Trump escalates trade wars with key US economic partners but...

EU urges big powers to avert trade ‘conflict and chaos’

Beijing, China -- The European Union called Monday on the United States, China and Russia to work together to cool worsening global trade tensions,...

Poll: 73% of Filipinos agree on assertion of sovereignty vs China

A “SIGNIFICANT majority” (73%) of Filipinos agree that President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s administration should assert the Philippines’ territorial sovereignty in the West Philippine Sea, according to a June 15-21 survey by Pulse Asia, commissioned by think tank Stratbase ADR Institute and presented at the latter’s forum on Thursday, July 12.

‘Philippines, Province of China’ signs stir anger on anniversary of arbitration...

BANNERS CALLING the Philippines a “province of China” mysteriously appeared on bridges in Metro Manila on Thursday, sparking fury on social media on what was the second anniversary of Manila’s victory over Beijing in a landmark arbitration case.

Senator files resolution seeking to review DFA’s diplomatic protests vs China

Senator Risa N. Hontiveros-Baraquel on Wednesday, July 11, filed a resolution seeking a foreign policy audit to review the diplomatic protests of the Department...

DPWH: Construction of two China-funded bridges along Pasig River to begin...

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is set to begin the construction of two China-funded bridges along Pasig River by next week. DPWH...

China’s tariff response takes effect after Trump ignites trade war

President Donald Trump threatened to impose tariffs on every single Chinese import into America as the world’s two largest economies exchanged the first blows...

China says US tariffs to backfire, damaging the whole world

The US imposition of tariffs on $34 billion of China’s exports will not only hurt China, but the US itself and the rest of...

China presses Europe for anti-US alliance on trade

BRUSSELS/BERLIN — China is putting pressure on the European Union (EU) to issue a strong joint statement against President Donald Trump’s trade policies at a summit later this month but is facing resistance, European officials said.

China wants to beat NASA

China is working on a super-powerful rocket that would be capable of delivering heavier payloads into low orbit than NASA, a leading Chinese space expert was quoted as saying Monday.

China pushes back against yuan slide, pledges stability

CHINA will keep the currency stable at an equilibrium level, and the central bank will maintain a prudent, neutral policy stance, according to People’s Bank of China (PBoC) Governor Yi Gang.

Chinese firm develops police ‘laser gun’ designed to quell protests

Beijing, China -- A Chinese firm has developed a laser gun designed for police use that can set fire to protesters' hair or banners...

China launches $200-million mining venture with largest Tajik smelter

China and Tajikistan embarked on a new $200 million gold and antimony mining venture Sunday, the Tajik presidential press service said, as Beijing expands...

Palace: Chinese plane’s stop for ‘refueling’

MALACAÑANG on Sunday defended the second landing this month of a Chinese aircraft in President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s hometown of Davao City, saying the stop was only for “refueling.”

China’s Xi denounces ‘protectionism, isolationism and populism’

Chinese President Xi Jinping Thursday lambasted "protectionism, isolationism and populism" and again vowed to open up Asia's largest economy, as Beijing faces an escalating...

Easy as A, B, Xi: China gives economic lessons to North...

Chinese President Xi Jinping has coached his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong Un on high-stakes diplomacy. Now he seems poised to give the young...

China Accuses U.S. of Trade `Abuses’ as India Hits Back at...

THE global trade war deepened Thursday with China reiterating it will hit back if the latest tariff threats from Donald Trump materialize, while India followed the European Union in slapping retaliatory levies on U.S. goods.

Steel drops most since March as metals tumble on trade war...

Steel and iron ore plunged the most since March on escalating fears over a global trade war as China vowed to retaliate after President...

China accuses Trump of ‘blackmail’ after new tariffs threat

Beijing, China -- Beijing on Tuesday accused Donald Trump of "blackmail" and warned it would retaliate in kind after the US president threatened to...